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André Helfenstein

CEO Swiss Universal Bank and CEO Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG

 André Helfenstein

Born 1967 – Swiss and British citizen
Member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG since 2020


Professional history

2007-Present Credit Suisse
  • CEO Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG (2020–present)
  • CEO Swiss Universal Bank (2020–present)
  • Head Institutional Clients, Swiss Universal Bank (2017–2020)
  • Head Corporate & Institutional Clients, Swiss Universal Bank (2015–2017)
  • Private & Wealth Management organization in Switzerland: Region Head Zurich and Head Private Banking Clients, Region Zurich (2013–2015)
  • Private & Wealth Management organization in Switzerland: Head Private Clients, Region Zurich (2010–2013)
  • Global Head Products, Sales & Pricing, Credit Suisse Private Banking (2007–2010)
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • Partner & Managing Director (2005–2007)
  • Director BCG Switzerland Recruiting and Member of the BCG Switzerland and US Career Development Committees (2000–2007)
  • Various management and other positions (1996–2000)
1993–1995 STB Unternehmensentwicklungen AG (VZ VermögensZentrum AG)
  • Associate


Master Degree in Business, University of St. Gallen
Certificate in Psychology/Sociology, Université de la Sorbonne

Other activities and functions

  • Neue Aargauer Bank, board member
  • Tonhalle Gesellschaft Zurich, board member
  • Venture Incubator AG, board member
  • BAFT Transaction Banking Global Leaders, advisory board member
  • Stiftung Bessamin, foundation member